Wendy Rush

Actor Tom Sizemore died on Friday in Burbank, California at the age of 61.

His cause of death was not included in his death announcement, made by his manager, Charles Lago. But Sizemore had been in the hospital on life support for almost a month. On February 18, 2023 he suffered a stroke that lead to a brain aneurysm. He was found unconscious the next morning in his home.

Since February 19, Sizemore remained in critical condition.

Sizemore was in a coma and the doctors at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank informed his family that the actor had no chance of survival. On February 27th, the family began discussion decisions for the end of his life. Friday was when they took him off life support.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Lago said “It is with great sadness and sorrow I have to announce that actor Thomas Edward Sizemore (‘Tom Sizemore’) aged 61 passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank.” Lago confirmed that Sizemore‘s twin sons, Jayden and Jagger, were there when their father died.

Sizemore was born in Detroit and first hit the scene in Hollywood in the 1989 film Born on the Fourth of July. Within a year he was acting along side some of the biggest names in the industry. Sizemore seemed to be one of the go-to actors for Hollywood’s most successful directors. Most often cast as a character who was rough around the edges.

His type casting might have been a result of his real life problems with addiction and the law. Sizemore had been an addict since he was 15 and had been arrested several times for things like domestic violence and drug possession. He made headlines in 2003 when he was accused of DV by then girlfriend Heidi Fleiss. He was also on VH1’s third season of Celebrity Rehab in 2010.

During his thirty-four year career in Hollywood, Sizemore acted in many movie and television roles. Here are some of his best. – Wendy Rush

  • Heart And Souls

    Tom Sizemore at the World Premiere of 'Red Planet' at the Village Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 11/6/00. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in 1994.

  • Saving Private Ryan

    Nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture in 1998. And nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in 1999.

  • Black Hawk Down

    Nominated for Best Ensemble Cast by the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards in 2002.

  • Passenger 57

    Played Sly Delvecchio in 1992.

  • True Romance

    Played Detective Cody Nicholson in 1993.

  • Natural Born Killers

    Played Detective Jack Scagnetti in 1994.

  • Devil In A Blue Dress

    Played DeWitt Albright in 1995.

  • Heat

    Played Michael Cheritto in 1995.

  • Pearl Harbor

    Played Sergeant Earl Sistern in 2001.

  • Born on The Fourth Of July

    Played a veteran in 1989.

  • Point Break

    Played DEA Agent Deets in 1991.

  • Strange Days

    Played Max Peltier in 1995.

  • Enemy of the State

    Played Paulie Pintero in 1998.

  • Bringing Out The Dead

    Played Tom Wolls in 1999.

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